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Important Notices

Lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in England

To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in England.

We are pleased to confirm that from Monday 19th July 2021 there is no longer a requirement for social distancing or face coverings. Our chapels, offices, waiting rooms and associated external buildings are now fully open. However, we are continuing to maintain many of the good practices established throughout the pandemic as follows:

  • Whilst masks are no longer a legal requirement, we actively encourage all visitors to wear them in our indoor public spaces, should they wish to do so.

  • We continue to offer hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.

  • We continue to ensure that where possible, we have doors and windows open to allow for good airflow throughout our buildings.

  • We ensure that regular cleaning is undertaken in between services to multi-touch points (e.g. door handles, lecterns, catafalques, backs of pews)

  • We carry out a deep clean of the chapel at the end of every working day so that our chapels are ready for the following day.

  • We continue to offer the use of the NHS Track and Trace posters to enable all visitors to ‘check-in’ at our premises, however, this is not a legal requirement for people to use it.

  • Singing is once again allowed in our chapels.

  • We offer the witness charging of coffins as normal.

  • We allow for curtains to remain open and for mourners to walk up to the coffin to touch/place flowers.

  • We welcome donations and collections to be carried out by the Funeral Directors using their own donation boxes or encourage families to make use of online charitable giving sites.

 

Memorials

We are fully open to assist you with enquiries regarding memorials.

Please download a digital version of our Memorial Brochure or complete the enquiry form on the Brochure Request page.

We would be delighted to talk to you over the telephone or meet you in person and show you our beautifully landscaped Garden of Remembrance.

 

Memorials update – 28 July 2021

Due to events beyond our control resulting from significantly delayed shipments from overseas, memorial orders are currently being received later than expected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are endeavouring to limit any disruption to a minimum.

If you are considering purchasing a memorial, we encourage you to place your order at the earliest opportunity to ensure its installation as early as possible.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Crematorium Office.

 


Welcome to Aylesbury Vale Crematorium

A new crematorium for Aylesbury Vale, built to the highest standard and in sympathy with the surrounding countryside and waters. It is a natural  and peaceful place for families to hold the Funeral service of their choice.

Set on the edge of Watermead Lake and bordered by the River Thame, the crematorium is shaped by water. The final entrance to the chapel carries the funeral cortege over a bridge, creating a distinct, private space for mourners to gather before the service. A generous car park lies below, designed to hold just one funeral at a time, preserving the individuality for each occasion.

The chapel is light and open, finished in natural materials with stunning views over the lake beyond. The whole building is circular, allowing the time and space so necessary for each funeral.

Nestled into a wooded hillside, the gardens of remembrance wind around the hilltop to lower lawns beyond, offering long range views of the open countryside beyond.

A special oasis on the edge of Aylesbury, overlooking the waters beyond and offering a tranquil setting for families to hold their individual funeral.

 

Opening Times

Office Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm
Gardens

April - September
9.00am - 6.00pm

October - March
9.00am - 5.00pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays
10.30am - 4.30pm

Memorial Sales Please contact our site office for further information and details. Saturday appointments are also available by arrangement.

Upcoming Events

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